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Love at First Fight (2014)

Les combattants (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 20 August 2014 (France)
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Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud's summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of ... See full summary »

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Thomas Cailley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adèle Haenel ... Madeleine Beaulieu
Kévin Azaïs ... Arnaud Labrède
Antoine Laurent Antoine Laurent ... Manu Labrède
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... Hélène Labrède
William Lebghil ... Xavier
Thibaut Berducat Thibaut Berducat ... Victor
Nicolas Wanczycki Nicolas Wanczycki ... Lieutenant Schlieffer
Frédéric Pellegeay Frédéric Pellegeay ... Le recruteur
Steve Tientcheu Steve Tientcheu ... Adjudant Ruiz
Franc Bruneau Franc Bruneau ... Le conseiller funéraire
Maxime Mège Maxime Mège ... Adrien
Clément Allemand Clément Allemand ... Jordan
Barbara Ayse Barbara Ayse ... Laurie
Coumba Seck Coumba Seck ... Aminata
Islam Magomadov Islam Magomadov ... Stagiaire PM
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Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud's summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of tensed muscles and doomsday prophecies. He expects nothing; she prepares for the worst. He takes things as they come, likes a good laugh. She fights, runs, swims, pushes herself to the limit. Given she hasn't asked him for anything, just how far will he go along with her? It's a love story. Or a story of survival. Or both. Written by Directors' Fortnight

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 August 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A küzdők See more »

Filming Locations:

Béarn, Aquitaine, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,365, 29 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$23,598, 28 June 2015
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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French visa # 137589. See more »

Quotes

Manu Labrède: The army is hard up.
Manu Labrède: It is the number one recruiter in France.
Arnaud Labrède: Number two.
Arnaud Labrède: The first is McDonald's.
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Vive la France
by Les combattants cast
© 2014 Nord-Ouest Films
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French films never disappoint me
23 December 2015 | by InakiFernandezSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of French films. It's true I haven't seen many of them, but they all had one thing in common: none of them have disappointed me. No matter if we are talking about a comedy, romance, thriller,... they always manage to provide excellent films. Even when the films are about "topics", which is the case of this film...

Summer-Boy-Girl. Sounds familiar right? Not that fast. As a quick recap for this film works, but just for that. You are not going to find here the classical "summer love" story. Weird moments, funny moments, romantic moments, even about-life-reflections moments, the story will keep you engaged from first minute till end. The main two characters are awesome (Madeleine weird-tough-lovely combination rocks). They show up in almost 100% of the scenes, but you never get tired of them. Fantastic work by the main two actors, there was a lot of chemistry between them on film.

This film is not only going to give you a 1h30min of good time, it is also going to provide you a feel-good sensation for the rest of the day. So don't hesitate and give a shoot to this film!


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